Open AccessComposite Shaftless Roller Design for Conveyor SystemOpen Access
periodica polytechnica mechanical engineering
Improving the performance of idlers is paramount to the performance of the conveyor system in various industries since belt conveyors can be many kilometers in length and consequently there are a huge number of rollers in use. The key intention of this work is the development of a light-weight composite idler roller. Critical design considerations are strength-to-weight ratio and performance. Most importantly, the design must reduce the weight of the roller as compared to standard steel rollers. The final design provides a significant reduction in weight of about 47 % over that of traditional steel rollers of a similar size.
Subject(s)automotive engineering , belt conveyor , composite material , composite number , computer science , engineering , materials science , mechanical engineering , structural engineering , work (physics)
SCImago Journal Rank0.259
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